Dance is a popular and exciting subject and is taught to every student at King Richard School by qualified dance specialists within the Creative Arts department.

Aims and Philosophy

In addition to developing every dancer in performance, composition and appreciation skills, students will experience and embody a sense of self-discipline, team work and increased self-confidence through physical participation within dance. Students study and are assessed regularly across the three main skills of performance, composition and appreciation in every scheme of work that they study.

Opportunities are provided to challenge able students through enrichment, and dance clubs for both boys and girls are currently held on various days throughout the week. Dancers, whatever their ability, are given the chance to participate in an extensive programme of extra curricular clubs, trips and workshops in order to develop their interest and talents further. They are also given the opportunity to work vocationally within local feeder schools, running workshops and performing pieces of work at theatres and other venues.

Success Headlines

Accredited centre for delivery of Arts Award Bronze and Silver

Accredited teacher for the Dance Leader Award Level 1 and 2.

100% pass rate within BTEC courses

Continued success and participation in the UK Rock Challenge

Workshops with Hofesh Shechter Dance Company, Hampshire Dance, Maximum Dance, Stuck In Dance Company, Chichester College, Art Asia and Dare 2 Dance Company.

Male dance students from KRS are part of Dare 2 Dance Company and Fuzzy Logic Youth Dance Company.

KRS students are taking part in the Centre for Advance Training scheme which is in association with The Point, Eastleigh and The Place, London.

KRS Dance Company commissioned to perform at the opening ceremony of the Hilside Youth Centre and The News Youth Awards at the Kings Theatre.


 Year 7

Dance is studied in year 7 once a week exploring a range of professional works, compositional devces, performance skills and styles including Salsa, Gumboot, Contemporary and Physical Theatre.

Year 8

Students are given the option to specialize in two Arts subjects and will study dance twice a week. More emphasis is place on composition, performance and appreciation and students are expected to work as a dance company. They will be expected to perform throughout the year in a number of different showcases and assemblies. Students who opt to specialize in dance in Year 8 will also complete the Arts Award Bronze Qualification.

Years 9 & 10

The Edexcel BTEC Level 1/evel 2 First Award in Performing Arts is taught within the upper school in which students are required to perform regularly both in and out of school as part of the examination process. This course gives students a high quality vocational experience across a diverse range of dance styles.

Year 11

If students successfully complete the BTEC course by the end of year 10, they are then given the opportunity to complete the Level 1 Dance Leadership Award in which they will be expected to teach dance to younger students within King Richard School and within the local primary schools.